Outstanding entry of quality stock at Rathfriland

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An outstanding entry of quality stock on Friday saw 75 weanlings easily cross the £2.00 per kilo mark to 243 pence for a 206k Lim heifer at £500 from the Maze Lisburn.

A Warrenpoint farmer sold 17 Ch (9 bulls and 8 heifers) to a top of 236 pence for 350k at £825 and 384k at £900 or 234.4 pence. A Co Antrim farmer sold 2 206k saler heifers at £480 each or 233p/k. Some excellent bullocks in the entry to a top of £945 for a 508k lot from Leitrim. A 508k lot from Dromore sold at £920. Severel other bullocks sold at £900 each. A big entry of fat cows cleared up to £995 for a 724k Ch from Ballinran. Several cows sold at over £1.00 per kilo. A strong entry of dropped calves cleared up to £375 for a Lim bull from Seafin. A Mayobridge farmer sold a Lim heifer calf at £340.

DROPPED CALVES

Seafin farmer: Lim bull £375. Mayobridge farmer: Lim heifer £340, £245. Ballykeel farmer: saler bull £280. Ballynacarn farmer: Her bull at £275. Annalong farmer: BB heifer at £240. Clough farmer: MBE bulls £210, £205 and £205. Dromore farmer: AA bulls £210, £200. 3 Hol bulls at £205 each.

WEANLINGS

Warrenpoint famrer: 17 Ch 450k at £935, 384k at £900, 434k at £865, 378k at £845, 374k at £845, 350k at £825, 336k at £700 etc. Derryogue farmer: 490k at £875, 440k at £780, 496k at £780, 420k at£760 and 396k at £735. Maze farmer: 292k at £630, 254k at £590, 266k at £530, 206k at £500 and 214k at £490. Portadown farmer: 292k at £630, 302k at £625, 324k at £615, 264k at £580 and 270k at £575. Co Antrim farmer: Pen of Salers 2 heifers 206k at £480 each and 3 heifers 225k at £430 each. Mayobridge farmer: 8 Angus eg, 406k at £875, 460k at £825, 350k at £640, 420k at£770 and 3 Angus 190k at £395 each.

FAT COWS

Ballinran farmer: 724k at £995. Mayobridge farmer: 614k at £725. Annalong farmer: 596k at £700. Katesbridge farmer: 608k at £575. Castlewellan farmer: 674k at £560. Mayobridge farmer: 724k at £500. Rathfriland farmer: 506k at £480. MAyobridge famrer: 2 Hol 630k at £450 and 604k at £420.

BULLOCKS

Leitrim farmer: 502k at £945, 508k at £920, 424k at £900, 494k at £900, 466k at £895, 490k at £890, 462k at £880 and 482k at £870. Dromore farmer: 508k at £920 and 450k at £820. Ballykinlar farmer: 484k at £870, 474k at £850, 502k at £830, 460k at £900. Tullyframe farmer: 516k at £855, 388k at £750, 520k at £750. Warrenpoint farmer: 446k at £790.

An outstanding entry of quality stock on Tuesday evening saw a top for hoggets of £91 paid to a Castlewellan farmer for 27.5k. A Loughbrickland farmer sold 56 hoggets 28k at £90.50 with a South Armagh farmer selling 40 hoggets 26.5k at £90 each. Hillsborough farmer: 28k at £89.50. Banbridge farmer: 29k at £89.50. Farmers from Donacloney, Newtownhamilton, Ballynahinch and Ballykindlar all sold hoggets at £89.50 for 25k. A Downpatrick farmer sold 40 hoggets 25.5k at £88.50. Light hoggets averaged 367p/k for 18k. The 23k lots averaged 355p/k and 600 heavy hoggets over 26k averaged 343p/k. In all 1145 hoggets averaged 353p/k.

248 FAT EWES

Fat ewes sold to £94 for a Banbridge farmer. Kilkeel farmer: £85. Downpatrick farmer: £85 and £84. Co Armagh farmer: £81. Dromara farmer: £80 and £79.